January 11th, 2014

Saturday Seven Up

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You’re either in front of Guido, or behind…


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    Gary spedding says:

    I am a complete cock

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    M­a­q­bo­ul says:

    Still waiting on the Hogan Hyphen Howe rumour………….

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    Noël Thatisnotofsocialistsmaking says:

    My elderly mother received a Christmas present from a well-known high-street bank in the form of notifications that the accounts that she held with them had been declared ‘dormant’ due to ‘inactivity’. That means that she no longer has any access to these accounts; it’s not just that she can’t take money out – she can’t pay money into them either. Can’t go allowing the accounts to be reactivated by such a simple means, now, can we ?

    The bank’s plan is to spirit the funds away into the Unclaimed Assets Scheme; it seems they will not send any further correspondence apart from telling her that this has been done. Mind you, there was no prior warning that they would declare the accounts ‘dormant’ so it will be no surprise if they never bother to tell her when they’ve finally disposed of the money either.

    For all the bank knows, these funds could be my mother’s entire life savings.
    The bank’s letters try to make out that the money is still my mother’s and that she would be able to claim it back. Any reasonable person would view that as a load of bollocks and consider this to be a blatant case of theft.

    The Unclaimed Assets Scheme seems to be based on the totally false premise that absence of account activity indicates that either you don’t want the money or else that you are dead. It is only supposed to apply after periods of inactivity in excess of 15 years – the bank in question evidently thinks that that is a mere detail which can be freely disregarded.
    So where does that leave us ?
    Obviously it is important to ensure that there is some sort of occasional account activity for a start – that should stop the thieving bastards in their tracks, in theory.

    I heard of this scheme when it was set up some years ago and thought at the time that it was fundamentally immoral. However, I also thought that it only applied to accounts that truly had been forgotten and only held a few pounds at most, consequently I didn’t pay too much heed at the time.

    I now realise that there is actually no limit on how much a targeted account can be holding and that no checks are made to establish whether the account is truly dormant.
    Five-figure balances ? Mere pocket money to our corrupt politicians.
    That means that if your elderly parents have put a nest-egg aside to see them through their old age then you need to make sure that it isn’t left until their bank sees fit to steal that money away and your parents have nothing left to live on when they need it. It would be wise to help them with their finances, otherwise you might end up finding that not only have you prematurely lost your beloved parents but also that their bank has stolen any potential inheritance.

    Anyone thinking of supporting Labour would do well to remember that it was Labour who set up this scheme in the first place. That should come as no surprise given Labour’s fundamental lack of morality and their belief in voodoo economics.
    The ConDems are no better, of course – they could have repealed the iniquitous legislation that brought the Unclaimed Assets Scheme into being – but then to do so would not be in their nature, would it ?

    I have been trying to find a list of the financial institutions which participate (all too willingly) in this scheme – perhaps someone else can assist with that ?
    Also, it would be helpful if someone could issue an FOI request in order to publicise just how much money has been recovered by this scheme, together with an analysis of the amounts involved.

    As ever, the Unclaimed Assets Scheme was misrepresented when it was set up, having been sold as targeting minor holdings in genuinely abandoned accounts.
    The ugly truth is now revealing itself – the Unclaimed Assets Scheme was actually set up with the intention of stealing the life savings of the elderly and vulnerable.


    Westminster’s message to the electorate is clear : the Labour/LibDem/Conservative parties will do everything they can to steal your life savings and will do so sneakily in the hope that you won’t notice.
    In fact, in would be ever so handy if you could arrange to be dead in order to minimise the chances of their getting caught.

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    C.O.Jones says:

    Had a similar law been applied to physical assets then those people who had had (for example, works of art) claim to artifacts belonging to their families could lose every claim. Am talking about the return of looted art works by the nazi’s here. The same could be applied to ownership of shares, loan notes or any of the myraid of financial certificates.
    Theft by the state (or the laws that allow for theft) is very real here.

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    cheche says:

    Just listened to a love feast between the NUT and the BBC. Really shouldnt be allowed at this time of the day

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    Mr Potato Head says:

    I had this happen to me (I think) but you can reactivate the account by providing some identification at the bank.



  7. 7
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    n.a.a.f.i says:

    I’m sorry to hear this. I wouldn’t support Labour under chloroform. Nor the faux-Tories. Nor the sandal-wearers. Every twist and turn reveals another aspect of the cabal and it ain’t a pretty sight.

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    n.a.a.f.i says:

    That was a reply to 3.

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    Thankfully not a victim of Labour ejakashun pollyseas. says:

    So after 50 odd years of Labour Marxists training teachers in how not to teach their pupils anything of use, our beloved Tristram seems to have had a Damascene conversion and now wants teachers to be subject to regular {MoT?} checks to make sure they know how to teach properly whatever their subject may be.

    Looks like we’ll soon be looking for a few hundred thousand new teachers then.

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    A warning from history says:

    Alert the bank ombudsman as soon as possible. They can take rapid action but agree that this is a typical leftie law

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    M­a­q­bo­ul says:

    Why don’t you identify the bank?

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    Another scumbag off the streets says:

    I see there is going to be a Duggan vigil in Tottenname today. What’s that include then? Crack cocaine dealers forming a circle , a volley of shots from stolen and lllegal guns, a funeral pyre of furniture shops, burning tyres and overturned cars.

    Its how he would have wanted it?

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    Anon. says:

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    Mr Potato Head says:

    You can reactivate the account by providing id at the bank.

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    Pista's R'Soles says:

    Irish Finance Ministry Reveals It Has Lost Banking Crisis Files


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    n.a.a.f.i says:

    I engaged a Conservative Hampshire County Councillor last evening (not too far from Eastleigh but a long long way from me. The conversation turned. I wondered out loud why Haverhill East had been sat on by the msm. I could only find something in the Eastern Daily Press. His parting words: “A certain amount is the novelty factor – 30 years ago it was the SDP.”. They still don’t bloody get it.

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    Anonymous says:

    Labour do this all the time in opposition. When they slime into power they do the opposite. Why people have not figured this out by now is beyond me.

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    As usual legislation passed without considering any unintended consequences , not only, that but the bank applying it with such bone headed stupidity.
    If this ladies account had been a few pounds overdrawn would they have been so quick to write it off ? ( answers on the back of a postage stamp please)
    Maybe someone out there can think of some piece of labour socialist spite that this so called ” conservative ” led coalition has repealed but I can’t .
    As is often the case with things of this nature , I may be wrong on this occasion, it is often possible to detect the smell of the EU behind such things.

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    Mr Potato Head says:

    Unclaimed Asset Scheme

    A programme being developed by the Government with banks and building societies that would allow unclaimed money in dormant bank and building society accounts to be invested in community projects, while protecting customers’ rights to reclaim their money at any time. Banks and building societies are trying wherever possible to re-unite account holders with the assets that are rightfully theirs.

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    nell says:

    I see Lord Mandy and Lord Kinnochio both spoke against having and in/out EU referendum yesterday in the lords.

    Well they would wouldn’t they ? mandy got rich from the eu and is soon set to draw an annual pension from them that is in the £tens of thousands. kinnochio did the same and is drawing several gold plated pensions from them to support his undeserved luxurious lifestyle.

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    Tones shredded expenses says:

    I’m good at that

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    n.a.a.f.i says:

    Who, then, would be performing these tests? Ofsted?? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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    Who are the far right? Oh you mean those scum who want their country back, the bastards!

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    EU accounts not sited off for 21 years says:

    Mandleson is actually drawing that pension now Nell. Kinnokio was the clean up zsar but just got as many of his family on the teat as possible while presiding over the worst excesses of fraud. Someone rejected twice by the voters should never be elected to the lords and that is part of the problem.

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    C.O.Jones says:

    It is just a load of hot air, Labour are in opposition, after 13 years of Labour our standings on the international education league tables dropped heavily.

    Labour are even talking about curbing immigration now, they are just misleading voters.

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    n.a.a.f.i says:

    There’ll never be a referendum, Nell. Not Cast-iron’s 2017 bogshut and you definitely won’t get one from Millybland. Time for the open sea, I think.

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    Tosser Dave says:

    Another week gone and I’m still in “power” Ha Ha Ha !!!

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    Noël Thatisnotofsocialistsmaking says:

    The battle is only just beginning so it’s a case of treading warily.
    Still, not to worry, the bank has assured my mother’s that her money is safe –
    safe as the Rock of Gibraltar, right ?


    Present i.d. in the branch, someone said – no doubt that’s easy for most people but there are a lot of oldies out there who simply do not have the regular types of i.d. that the banks ask for. Also, physically getting into the nearest branch might well be be a life-threatening excursion.

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    Owen Jones says:

    Five episodes? Think I just filled my shorts.

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    More Labour bollocks says:

    BBC news this morning

    A similar proposal by Labour was dropped in the face of union opposition while it was in government.

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    Isn't it strange...? says:

    Ireland announced exactly the same thing about a week ago. Looks like this is all coming from our masters in Brussels.
    At least you guys will have the opportunity to vote UKIP.

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    C.O.Jones says:

    The mainstream parties are afraid of democracy. That is why UKIP are getting such a surge in support from a more politically astute public.

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    Ms Becket aged 17 3/4 says:

    I watched this and cried. I want all filled shorts dead.

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    Mr Potato Head says:

    I would suggest ringing the bank (or calling in) and asking them. If some bank clerk tries to fob you off ask to see the manager. If your grandmother is unable to travel to the bank they should be able to get round that by getting her to sign something. It will definitely be a hassle (it has happened to me) but if there is more than a few pounds at stake it is worth it.

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    Cinna says:

    Thankfully the weather looks unpromising, otherwise a riot would be on the cards.

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    He thought up the rumour himself and circulated it but can’t remember right now what it was, why he had done it or even that he had done it.

    As soon as he can re-remember his name, he will be onto it. That is for sure.

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    Mr Potato Head says:

    Le pen is mightier than the sword.

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    n.a.a.f.i says:

    Both Farage stories in the Jellygraph this morning, comments disallowed.

    Shurely shome mishtake?

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    altruism in industry says:

    I don’t remember the details. There is an account some guy left with instructions the money was to sit there until there was enough in it to pay off the national debt and now the bank wants to get their mits on it.

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    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    http://survation.com/2014/01/has-intense-discussion-of-european-immigration-increased-euro-scepticism/ … European elections polling LAB 32 – UKIP 26 – CON 25

    Vote Tory !

    Hear ! Boody Well Hear !

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    BBA list of members here.

    It seems they have all signed up to this. But then they all signed up to LIBOR fiddling, insurance misspelling and a list of 20-30 other malpractices because they became like sheep when boom and bust was permanently abolished…

    Ah! Do you remember those far off days?

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    Tosser Dave says:

    U.K.s top plod subject of rumours.
    Plebgate plod admits lying.
    PCSO charged with rape and blackmail.

    Police force is rotten from top to bottom. Never mind, it’s consistent withe the U.K.’s third world status under the LibLabConners.

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    BJ says:

    If a conversation takes place in a room with BHH and TM as the only people present, who would hear about it and tell anyone?

  47. 47
    The Big Bang says:

    In Guido’s Sun.

    I’VE had sex with most of the women at work but now it has all blown up in my face.

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    UKIP if you want too but whats the point? says:

    Well on those results it would be the vast majority want close connections and to remain in the EU

  49. 49
    HM Government says:

    The consequences were intended.

    We are thieves.

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    albacore says:

    And now for a quick reality check
    A little bit futile but what the heck
    You’ve seen how easily you’ve been diddled
    E U vote or not, it will be fiddled

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    bergen says:

    The id problem is the worst in practice. Often elderly people have no valid passports as they have not been abroad for years, no other photo id, they are in nursing homes so have no utility bills and are unable through infirmity to attend in person. Just think how many boxes remain unticked in those circumstances . A telephone to a call centre will not take you anywhere because after waiting for 30 minutes they say that they will only speak to the customer (who is deaf through age or unable to understand an Asian accent through unfamiliarity).

    Sometimes you will find an old style bank manager who will sign it off but they are rarer and rarer.

  52. 52
    NSA and GCHQ says:

    There are copies.

  53. 53
    The British Public says:

    There won’t need to be a referendum. There will be one of our eccentric British revolutions instead.

  54. 54
    Anon. says:

    #Register of Members’ Interests

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    Reader says:

    I am not interested in The Sun.

  57. 57
    Reader says:

    I wonder if it is possible to find out if the bank has a payday loan comanpay somewhere among its assets

  58. 58
    Ian Smith says:

    Universal Credit will be delivered on time and on budget.

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    Just what, and by whom, is the constituency deprived of?

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    You can reactivate the account by providing id at the bank

    They do bend over backwards to be helpful:

    Driving licence
    Credit Card

    An elderly person often does not have these as they have no need for them.

    It used to be that a bag of flesh, bones and blood became a person when it had a brain.

    Now it can only be a person when it has ID. The tokens have now actually taken over from what they represent.

    Sorry I cannot be with you today but I have to attend the funeral of my driving licence.

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    Worried Owen says:

    Mum! Mum! Nearly everyone’s been ignoring me for weeks now.
    Aren’t I the cheekiest little gayer on this blog anymore?

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    A Guardian comment says:

    This referendum bill is nonsense and if David Cameron was any kind of statesman it wouldn’t be needed.

    Cameron: I’m here to renegotiate.
    Europe: Won’t that be a waste of time, what with your referendum coming up?
    Cameron: Um.
    Europe: You didn’t think of that did you? Now run along while we sort out this massive trade deal with the United States, with no input from you, you useless arse.

    By committing now to a referendum in 2017, the PM has weakened his own position going into negotiations with the EU, largely because he’s so focused on playing the politics game. He wants the various wings of his own party to like him, he wants to try to make Labour look bad, he wants to claw back support lost to UKIP, and he wants to do it while appearing just xenophobic enough to win some votes at the next election.

    Talk about weak.

    He’s so intent on doing all that that he’ll find himself crawling to the EU negotiating table when he should be striding, and pleading for some weak-ass headline-grabbing tweak to employment or immigration law or an all-for-show war on red tape when he should be talking seriously with other leaders about real political and economic reform, complete transparency, an end to vested interests dominating and an end to the massive democratic deficit at the heart of Europe.

    None of this is a surprise, though. Cameron’s really really bad at this kind of thing. It’s why he lost the 2010 election, and his failure then has cost us all since. We’d all be better off without him. He’s worse than John Major. He’s pathetic.

    And you can tell he knows it, too. Watch him at PMQs. It isn’t anger that makes him redden, it’s fear. Fear of being found out.

    May 2015 can’t come soon enough

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    M­a­q­bo­ul says:

    If we don’t get one soon I’m going to have to start one myself.

  64. 64
    Auntie Duggan says:

    No justice! No cheese!

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    Oooh ducky says:

    Liverpool has presented itselfcwell this mornng with the three mincing tanning injection fans all over the BBC news this morning.

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    Banananananana Repubeeeeleeeekkk says:

    How convenient

  67. 67
    Bilda Berger says:

    >now it has all blown up in my face

    What’s this, some new perversion? Intriguing … I may even repeat something I did in 1992 and buy a copy of the Currant Bun … nah, forget it.

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    John Prescott says:

    A love feast! I’m in!

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    Mr Potato Head says:

    If the Liblabcons were any kind of democrats they would give the public the referendum the vast majority demand – today.

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    Higella says:

    Excuse me while I kiss the sky!

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    See 4 yourself says:

    Just Google Earth ” james turner street” Street view. More settees outside than in.

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    NASDAP says:

    Communist filth! We should have sorted all these pathetic lefties out when we had the chance

  73. 73
    Francois Pork-Sword-Hollande says:

    Le penis is the pork sword.

  74. 74
    Bill Quango MP/5 says:

    The residents do seem to be doing all right.
    I wish I could afford a spare fridge freezer just for the garden.

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    Mr Potato Head says:

    The French public are demanding to know what Hollande’s position is with Julie Gayet.

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    Ed Moribund says:

    I have a big crush on Piella Bakewell

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    albacore says:

    “In assessing if your account is dormant we will consider if there have been any transactions through your account. We may not take into account activity on other accounts that you may hold with us or your access to our Online Banking service.”

    Telling you that with the straightest of faces
    Along with all their other airs and graces
    Must reassure you they’re not being funny
    With the administration of your money

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    Ed Moribund says:

    The price of figs! The price of figs! Ohhh! Ohhhh! Look everybody! Something is more expensive than it was a few years ago..Ohhh!

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    Benefits Street says:

    Actually used the Smart part of the Smart Telly last night to watch the first episode of Benefits Street.

    Can’t see what all the fuss is about, why the lefties want it banned, why the righties want channel four raided by the plod or Jasmin Amelia Becket wants all the producers dead.

    FFS it was just like the celebrity jungle show without the plastic Z celebrities but with proper celebrities instead.

    No one can claim that the subjects were unaware of the cameras as every “set piece” included a talk with an off camera CH4 bod before, during and after.

    It has been edited to be both funny and sympathetic to the residents featured and shows them as either the salt of the earth, likeable rogues or victims.

    As said. What is all the fuss about? Great telly though.

    Also didn’t realise that the smart telly, catch up, internet thingy gave such good definition stuff.

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    Given he is rather dimensionally challenged, not very deep one imagines.

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    White rabbit says:

    Come on. He’s a bloke isn’t he ? Rather more important pressing matters on his mind.

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    Auntie Duggan says:

    We are going to mash up the jury! No justice! No teas!

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    Owen Jones says:

    Excuse me while I kiss this guy.

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    Psyche the Dog says:

    Come on Fawkes time to show yourself as a true investigative reporter but will have to forget any political ambitions you may have, get out there, just think of the kudos that you will get from Rupe, could even lead to your own TV show and be the people’s champion, you could still keep on with your politician bashing, get out there, don’t wait for agrieved persons with an axe to grind to give you the dirt, get out there and dig, and there is certainly a lot of sewage to dig through.

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    It's about an Elite v the Plebs says:

    BBC yet again miss the point.

    The French public are upset about the Hollande affair and want to hear about it because there is a privileged French elite who knew all about it and then the rest of France who were not allowed. This is what the French public are up in arms about.

    The same is now happening in the UK brought on mainly by super injunctions. Geedo inadvertently hi-lighted one case this summer, where all the London chattering classes were chattering about the Coulson Brooks affair while the greater plebs were not allowed to know and those plebs that did know would be taken to court for talking about it. When the story came out at trial even a Sky paper reviewer said live on air that it had been the subject of London dinner parties all summer.

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    Dick the Butcher says:

    Come on, Dave, you can do it.
    Reduce foreign aid and sort out the flood defences.
    Englishmen’s homes are being repeatedly flooded.

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    Psyche the Dog says:

    Has Fawkes the Elder had skin lightening injections as opposed to tanning injections?

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    E.F. Schumacher says:

    Small is beautiful.

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    Speculant says:

    BHH’s wife?


    Half of the security services of the Western world?

    A passing flunkey?

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    Psyche the Dog says:

    Ala Micky Jackson

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    It's already in the bag says:

    Nah. Cameron sounds confident he will get his wish list granted. I would wager he has already cut a deal with Frau Merkel and they have told Hollande that he will go along with it.

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    Fixed it for ya says:

    Scrap foreign aid and sort out the flood defences.
    Englishmen’s homes are being repeatedly built where they can be flooded.

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    RetardEd says:

    We mutht thound tough. Ith the way the windth blowing. The retardth that vote for uth will believe anything.

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    Computer say No !!! says:

    You need to go back to them as they are talking bollocks to put it politely….if they have an address on file then the account is NOT dormant and they should not be transferring it to Dormant Accounts or Unclaimed balances. Equally if your mother has an active current or other savings account these accounts should be linked and again they are talking bollocks. The problem is that these things are not dealt with at branch level any more and are dealt with by a central processing unit and the clerks there just respond to the marker and send out letters or move to dormant list. Before doing this someone in the bank(at either branch level or processing centre)will have had a computer printout and should have examined it before authorising it to be dealt with as you suggest. The problem is of course…they don’t !!!

    I suggest that you either go into a branch and demand to see the manager and don’t be fobbed off or get on to their Head Office Customer Service line. I speak from over 40 years experience of High Street Banking prior to retirement and the one thing likely to get your mother’s branch moving is a Head Office complaint as it will be logged and affects their overall performance score and branch bonus. Best of luck.

    Incidentally even as a retired Bank manager and Bank pensioner I still get stupid letters like this so you are not alone

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    Bollockd Broadcasting Coerporation says:

    We must devote a programme to her. Madiba’s gone cold and we can’t show cookery programmes forever.

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    n.a.a.f.i says:

    I’ve got a Cortina in mine.

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    A lot of it is Bullshit says:

    Given the number of times I have heard residents from all over the country saying in live rolling news interviews that they never got flooded in the past when the rivers were dredged, and their water ways are now silted up and causing the floods. I would think a lot of floods could prevented by these simple measures rather than grandiose flood prevention schemes.

    So much so that I suspect the motives of the Environment agency to go for these big expensive schemes rather than the cheap remedial option.

    I am also frustrated with the politicians, blaming global warming and “exceptional” weather for catching out their poor flood management with weather that is far from exceptional.

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    Psyche the Dog says:

    Fawkes, what is your take on the Garden Cities for Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Buckinghamshire that was mooted but supposedly been put to bed by Dithering Dave as they are in Tory voting heartlands. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jan/11/garden-city-david-cameron-stifling-plans

  99. 99
    Alan Truthbringer says:

    Oi pal, you are being paid to plug the Gra­uniad as well as smear the blog so get linking. Don’t forget who pays your pittance my lad.

  100. 100
    Zebe Dee says:

    I’m on next weeks show!

    Time for bed everyone..

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    It's all a distraction while your invisible prison cell is constructed says:

    While you are being kept distracted the TPP is being signed. You have been warned..


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    M Emery-Hole says:

    Could it be that Hogan Hypen Howe is related to Vince Semaphore ?

    In fact, could Hogan Hyphen Howe actually be ….

    Shurely not ?????

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    Don't bet on it says:

    IF that is the case then he could start negotiations and tell the LibDems to feck off

  104. 104
    Alan Truthbringer says:

    Good work, if we poach 5% of this blogs millions of punters my bonus will quadruple :)
    and you’ll keep your zero hour spamming contract.

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    P l e b says:

    Could we use Eric Pickles’ mouth to dredge rivers, or is that not his department?

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    Mr Potato Head says:

    The paparazzi are hoping to get pictures of Hollande mounting his bike.

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    Don't bet on it says:

    A few years ago there was a massive and I mean massive campaign to stop the Third Runway at Birmingham Airport and likewise there is a massive campaign to stop HS2. The constituencies affected are either Conservative or Key Marginal so in the present situation what do you think Cameron will do ??

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    P l e b says:

    Take London, for example.

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    Jasmine Moron says:

    I was so upset I cried. Like I did during the X factor final.
    Its my hormones. They are all over the place!

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    Bill Quango MP/5 says:

    I didn’t think this was true.
    But in my 2nd home village that flooded in 2011, the river was dredged in 2012.
    Being an MP has its advantages.

    The village didn’t flood this year, despite being only a mile from the big big floods in somerset.

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    The BBC speaks to the nation says:

    Although I seem to recall that the Beeboids got rather frightened when the riots kicked off in 2011 and they were approaching their enclaves in Hampstead.Islington and Primrose Hill then it was “the police and courts need to crack down on these hooligans and make an example of this blatant criminality ! Hypocrites to a man and woman every one with rather short memories

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    Mandela Free Zone says:

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    North of Watford is a dangerous and unknown place for most Londoners says:

    London is not representative of the rest of the UK and never has been

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    I did not give my consent for two pillocks without a lawful mandate from the voting public to sing me up to the Lisbon Treaty.

    How hard is it for the msm to properly inform the public of their consent being taken without their knowledge or are the msm craven to them legal constraints written in media law?

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    Artful Dodger says:

    52% of those convicted for pickpocketing on London Underground in the last year are Romanians (DM). At least some are being enriched.

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    Mr Potato Head says:

    Dredging will stop flooding but surely it just means that somewhere downstream gets flooded even more? There is really not much more anyone can do to stop flooding. The only sensible action is to stop building in areas liable to flooding. Of course that means the price of houses goes even higher because of the high demand from uncontrolled immigration. Only UKIP have a policy to counter this.

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    The most frightening thing about these pensions is that they are conditional , on the recipient’s continuing support of the EU.
    In other words there is now no ambiguity, the first loyalty of these traitors is to the EU even when speaking in the UK parliament.

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    It's not like Spielberg needs the money says:

    When I realised that films and TV on the Internet were very high quality (in general), I stopped getting them from anywhere else.

    Much to the annoyance of the film companies, I should think.

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    Dimmy Dave is not in control of our country says:

    And others, enraged.

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    altruism in industry says:

    if it’s done properly then downstream will be the sea

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    Even More Worried Owen says:

    Mum! Mum! Another hour’s gone by, and still no reaction.

    Do I have to expose myself on Question Time to get noticed again?

    Surely the Beeb still like my opinions and cute little arse.

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    Village Idiot says:

    ……..Yes,thank goodness,it has had a quiet ,calming effect,knowing I have a political party that thinks the same as me,that I can vote for!

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    altruism in industry says:

    it’s not a bad idea, opening all the existing rivers and canals as a sort of national drainage system, maybe adding some additional connections, money much better spent than on a train set. Would need careful planning for moving the little things that live in the rivers but I’d have thought doable.

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    Fish says:

    Funny isn’t it that with this story, multi-nationals’ tax avoidance, energy costs and now immigration, Labour are trying to jump on bandwagons that are already moving.

    I think that Miliband is depending on the BBC not to have ever reported the steps that Cameron was already taking, to make it look like these are Labour’s initiatives

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    Fish says:

    There was one in Birmingham on Thursday night. 15 people turned up.

  126. 126
    White rabbit says:

    Side Saddle

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    Fish says:

    Yes Owen. Heard you on Radio 5 Live, Radio 2, Sky, Newsnight, etc etc etc etc etc.

    You didn’t have to sound so defensive. Just accept that your Trotskyist utopian dream is shit.

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    Ban the Left says:

    Yes – and a socialist fuck who should be guillotined.

    Now the lefty mongs here are loving this but are more interested in trying to start a race war at the moment, but if they were in power 75% tax and Miliband shagging Owen Jones would be on the cards to increase popularity.

    The left here could be pre-emptively banned and executed for national security reasons. With the open border there is no stopping those in France arriving if things kick off – more likely if they have friends here.

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    M­a­q­bo­ul says:

    if you want to live in a land of sterile storm channels instead of natural rivers then – brilliant idea – dredge the lot. But it won’t stop the flooding. It is what we have done to the land, not the rivers, which is causing the flooding. The answer is not to channel the run off into the sea but to get the rain to soak into the ground and into the water table. Many years ago we had more forests, marsh and meadows which inhibited the the run off.

    Stop building on green fields. I know it’s cheaper (for the developers) than building on brownfield sites but we are reaping the rewards now.

    Oh, and stop building on flood plains.

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    Fish says:

    It’s funny that Farridge, the BBC and the MSM never talk about Miliband D and McDoom creeping into the venue in Lisbon in the dead of night, signing the Lisbon Treaty against the wishes if the people.

    It’s only Cameron that gets the blame and he wasn’t even PM at the time

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    All that Jaz says:

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    C.O.Jones says:

    So when police lie they can retire early. Hmmm, nice work if you can get it.

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    Noo says:

  134. 134
    C.O.Jones says:

    Or is that only if they “get caught” lying?

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    Benny Fitz-Clements says:

    Praying for a Lib-Lab coalition ‘government’ in 2015, then we can bring back the something-for-nothing culture which I love and crave for.

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    Jock Pick Pocket says:

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    Anonymous says:

    Pick your pocket? That’s what Labour voters do – 100% of them.

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    Tin foil top hat says:

    They don’t note the location of the people they polled. The last one I saw for the daily star? had a location breakdown on whom they asked. The Labour strongholds were well represented…not that I’m trying to claim a stitch up…

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    dash it all says:

    This must all come to a full stop.

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    Alan Truthbringer says:

    Birmingham has only one runway.

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    What’s with all this them misuse of the English language you so often relish in, as in seven words from the end of the above?

    Is it an attempt to get down with the kids?

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    Tin foil top hat says:

    NASDAP where left wing. Read their manifesto. Being anti communist does not make you right wing, that logically…retarded. I would recommend this for educational reading – http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/hitler-and-the-socialist-dream-1186455.html

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    Vaz sounds like a new toilet cleaner, available only from the Co-op, which has the unique property of turning a previously spotless white toilet completely brown.

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    This man is so good that no one in the Labour party even thought it worth mounting a challenge to his leadership…

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    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    Ed Balls.

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    Ban the Left says:

    Cameron did approach reasonably for reformand the EU said no, and then put the extortion fee up and has tried to remove the veto.

    Now In the EU’s defence Cameron is a pathetic cowardly sack of shit, but as per reality he did try.

    He still is with his bollocks cast iron bullshit, but unfortunately his double first in PPE seems to have not taught the idiot how to deal with European fucks whose only motivation is spite towards the UK and protection of their own inferior interests.

    Perhaps if Dimmy Dave wasn’t such a worthless retard the UK may not be in quite the same position it is now, but really Gordon Brown’s treasonous signing of Lisbon is what has got us to this point now. That was where sovereignty was lost.

    Now it is time to get it back – and if that involve shredding Europe in another war then so be it.

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    altruism in industry says:

    I don’t mean sterile storm channels lined with concrete but nationally managing the channels that have naturally occurred and the drains and canals that our grandfathers thought sensible. Agree entirely about building on floodplain ( didn’t Paul Daniels rebuild his house on stilts 15 years ago ? )

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    Eurocrat turns Politician says:

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    Mystic Mog says:

    I have no doubt that Rianna Hull, daughter of Raymond( see quote of the day) is destined for fame and fortune. Expect appearances on Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother, I’m a Celebrity etc., in the near future. A chav icon in the making!

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    E F thought outside the box.

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    Podiceps says:

    The Baby Buggering Corporation has recently reduced the quality of its iPlayer output from an acceptable 832 x 468 pixels to a cheap and nasty 640 x 360.

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    You will probably find out that this Rianna Hull is actually very posh and just putting on an affected accent as they all do nowadays.

    Her name is probably multi-hyphenated as in Rianna Kingston-upon-Hull.

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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    The Tories can leave Liebore dead in the water and win a record landslide on May 7th next year by abolishing all taxes on petrol,electricity and gas.

    It would kill their cost of living attacks stone dead,massively boost the economy,secure the motorist vote forever and allow Osborne to stick two fingers up at the EU by telling them to stuff their 5% minimum VAT rate for energy bills.

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    No tears for Dead Ch4 producers though. says:

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    Unsustainable Population Growth says:

    How about one new garden city for Asians, another for Africans, and the third for East Europeans and the rest, each built in a sympathetic ethnic architectural style?

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    JH2303409329-3423 says:

    “Longing for modern, independent, democratic Ukraine”

    The people of the Ukraine certainly will be once they get a taste of your dead hand. Still, I’m sure their political elites will come out of the whole thing very nicely, thank you very much.

    Why would they replace one form of tyranny with another? One rolls in the tanks, the other the bureaucrats.

    Hard to know which is worse.

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    I wish they had sung Lisbon rather than signed it. :-)

    UKIP were very vocal about Lisbon back at the time and do mention it now. They objected especially stongly to the referendum frauds that were going on in I’reland etc.

    The only reason they are not mentioning at the moment I guess is in order to keep campaign message clear. Two fronts – for Euro elections they need focus on reform, for domestic, actual local issues and the referendum / possible exit.

    They have been pointing out how for example on the Syr!an refugee question Lisnon compels UK to take folk in who have refugeestatus in the EU and familial connections within the UK.

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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    deprived of any brains whatsoever.

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    Fuck the EU says:

    Fuck the U’kraine.

  161. 161

    Suppose she wants some BBC instead?

  162. 162
    william says:

    Labours new licensed baby scheme.

    Tristram Hunt today announced Labours new policy on Licensed babies inorder to improve teaching standards …….

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    Herman van Rumpboy says:

    ‘Demos’. There is no European ‘demos’ therefore you cannot have democracy, especially if you are ruled by diktat from Brussels.

    If the Ukranians have any sense, they will reject the homogenised, ‘one-size-fits-all’ despotism of the EU.

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    The former President of Ukraine says:

    And remember too that if my hand is in the air then it is definitely offside.

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    Mystic Mog says:

    Cat, you are either being ultra-sarcastic or you are just plain wrong.

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    Criminal Profiler says:

    So – did she kill him ?

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    Education, Edyerkayshun, Eddyookaashun says:

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    John "Barsteward" Prescot says:

    Excuse me while i eat my pies!

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    The former President of Ukraine says:

    I propose children should only be allowed into schools if they have been potty trained and have a certificate to prove so.

    Any parent sending a child to school without such a certificate should be fined £10,000 and /or imprisoned for 6 Months

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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    It’s the new outdoor winter range from IKEA :-)

  172. 172
    Fiesty Broad says:

    Having visited a Public Library this morning I want all children certified.

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    The EU says:

    Keep up the act Dave, that’s what we pay you for.

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    M­a­q­bo­ul says:

    So this Mandela fella, whomsoeverhemaybe, ain’t a Channel 4 producer I presume?

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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Chien or Le Missionary? :-)

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    The Ukranians are revolting says:

    You sir have just infracted by human rights.

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    Agree completely with a visit to the branch. I would even suggest, at such meeting, that they call on her given her age. A human approach is always better than a faceless communication, though the post or electronically.

    I would also obtain their local number, even the direct number, for the staff member whom one speaks to, whether manager or otherwise. This will not be obtainable otherwise but prevents having to go through endless carousels in India with their fake apologies. Having established that relationship, it can more easily be followed up by phone, thus saving extra journeys.

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    We are thinking of going out and burning another hopefully pregnant Banker alive says:

    You have our full support here in Athens.

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    Jaz Stalin says:

    Genuinely feel like weeping at the thought of all those Channel 4 producers condemned to death for exercising their right and responsibility to free speech.


  180. 180
    David Cameron's gut says:

    Clear sunny morning, yep, global warming

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    And why can’t I be both? :-)

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    Confused says:

    Can’t suss what the results page is supposed to show. Just says connection speed 4018kbps then a bar with nothing in it and status of n/a


  183. 183
    de Dieudonne says:

    Sharon is dead.

    Can I crack a joke or two?

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    Everybody says:


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    M­a­q­bo­ul says:

    They don’t riot or loot during the January sales coz the gear is worth less and also, as you point out, the weather ain’t that good.

  186. 186
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    We’ve had enough of UK(rain) :-)

  187. 187
    Moishe Fawkes says:

    10,Downing Street: Moishe Fawkes says former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died

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    P l e b says:

    Another twat to cross off the list

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    Bilda Berger says:

    Since 4.9.77 he has been thinking inside the box.

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    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Just farted and a bit of pee and poo came out at the same time, I am breaking all sorts of records today.

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    P l e b says:

    Another one who can’t be tried for war crimes.

    What happened to the Bosnian c-unts – Karadzic and his mates?

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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    There was an old Ukrainian who said the rain keeps falling on my cranium :-)

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    P l e b says:

    Well just don’t go to A&E you c-unt

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    Cyril Smith says:

    Well done the Portsmouth Liberal Democrats, maintaining our great culture and traditions. Perverts for ever. Boaz.

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    What's been really going on says:

    Well thus bullshit explains why certain UK firms were discriminating against UK workers on IT projects and outsourcing work to Ukraine.

    Just FYI: the guys out there are shit and lazy, and arrogant beyond belief. Arrogance is fine but from a tin pot little ex soviet shit hole like the U’kraine unwelcome in Britain.

    Other than importing the scum bags this is how skills and jobs have been lost in the UK under Labour and the coalition.

    That is ignoring Dave’s export of production to Turkey and desire to import Turks here.

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    M­a­q­bo­ul says:

    That and the wincingly split infinitive. I can only recommend that he reads more books. It may not improve his grammar but it might restrict his posting time on here.

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    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    Time for another Green Levy.

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    kmc says:

    Was he the one who looked like Father Ted?

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    Fuck the EU says:


    UKIP not UKraine :-)

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    M­a­q­bo­ul says:

    Discriminating against grossly overpaid British IT workers on exorbitant hourly rates you mean. What are they on these days 80, 90 quid an hour? Is it any wonder why government IT project budgets go ballistic.

    Some of the best systems engineers I’ve worked with are in the FSU, earning less that a tenth of the above.

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    Al Goremless says:

    Snow is extinct.

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    Blessed Mark of Tottenham says:

    My vigil is today hoping all you leftie softies,liberals,socialists,police hater and other assorted jerks can attend to give my peace loving family,including my six children support.By all means feel free to leave for your lentil and guacamole soup later.

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    Mystic Mog says:

    As your moniker suggests, you are either. You cannot be both dead and alive(unless, of course, you are a member of the House of Lords).

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    P l e b says:

    Yes. Karadzic and Mladic. Still on trial. Allegedly.

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    P l e b says:

    It is possible to be ‘of the left’ and also be glad that the police popped you. It’s called ‘free thinking’

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    Enoch Powell says:

    For rivers of blood, send Jaz a copy of the Mail and a box of Kleenex.

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    Anonymous says:

    Fucking brains for electing him

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    What's been really going on... says:

    If British workers are not as good (which is bullshit) then reduce salary here. Do not reduce salary by discriminating out of the workplace by exporting work to those locations.

    You may have had good experience with those people but that indicates that you have been only ever working with second class people. Perhaps the effects of Labour education reforms you have felt strongly or you are just another lefty traitor who knows no better.

    The argument that skilled jobs should be exported was always false and remains so. If the scum you are working with in the FSU are SO good why do they need to take work from the UK and not locally ?

    Government projects went ballistic because Labour had no interest in either delivering or controlling costs.

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    Birmingham will go the way of Kosovo says:

    Hagley Road looks like a third world landing strip. Does that count?

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    Pdubya says:

    What I cannot understand is Howe’s logic in quizzing thousands of policemen on this affair when the 45 second incident related to a dozen officers, more or less, at the outside.
    We still do not know how Wallis obtained the gate plod’s notes or even if his yarn supports the original and if it does who are the co-conspirators?

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    Cat erat demonstrandum! :-)

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    Gorgon says:

    There’s my boy!

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    St. Tone the Golden Angel of Death says:

    Ha Ha HA! Can’t catch me!

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    Ed Miliband: Policy Idea's of a past time says:

    Isn’t Methane a greenhouse gas ? Tax farts.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    My sincere apologies firstly go to the grammar police. Sign it should have been.

    Now to SC – read the words ‘them legal constraints’. Mr Cat I perhaps ought to have used the inverted commas for your benefit – but there you go and thanks for the opportunity to correct it for you.

    The msm are constrained and craven to numerous media laws. On the net however even the likes of SC and I are not – but that is not to say that the ptb are not desperately seeking to silence “freedom of expression”.

    btw SC Heffer mentions Applebaums husband Radek Sikorsky in his column today … interesting. And also interesting that Radk was the only Polish politician who did not board a doomed flight just a few years ago re:a little massacre.

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    The moronic state of mind that is being a modern non-libertarian lefty exposed says:

    Tristram may show promise to be s decent Labour leader at some point.

    But why he is spouting such nonsense is a mystery.

    If Gove can seiously be arsed would like to see his cultured response to this.

    In a way, with a birth certificate, babies are already licensed. (Ignoring the fact that there is EU written on the new ones born in the UK for some odd reason).

    Would Tristram perhaps be in favor of tattooing a bar code or number to new borns in order to improve education ?

    How licensing can improve education in a system that is crippled by teachers who are restricted by Labour sympathizing Unions is a new one.

    Or is Hunt suggesting that teachers check the license and teach those with the papers properly, and just treat the rest as they do now ?

    What an utter retard this guy seems to be.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    I have noted your last sentence Maq; got any specific reason for it?

    Cats / bag / of / out / many / the.

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    To Middle East War Envoy Blair says:

    How’s the rendition and torture going Tone?

    And thanks for allowing NSA to spy on us without warrants

    You are a criminal, gangster and traitor

    PS I see you have been thrown out of Malawi – at least people in Africa know you are a fraud

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    Not either but both.

    Erwin stated this quite categorically in his Die gegenwärtige Situation in der Quantenmechanik which, naturally, I keep beside me at all times.

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    Fingers crossed says:

    Anyone heard if McShane’s got aids yet?

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    Propaganda Watch says:

    The race card is just a smoke screen for organized crime in cases like this.

    That is on both sides.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    To NBW and a few others – May T has an enemy in Clarke K a known europhile. Kenny boy and many of his old boy network have lots to hide. Now where did they hide the knife that their little cabal of twats plunged into maggie for some or other reasons?

    If Ken attacks T May and the Police Federation attack her – does that show some common purpose between Ken and the feds?

  223. 223
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Immigrants, Criminals & other Wasters. says:

    The Limp dumbs are now trying to allow children to access porn, is there no limit to their depravity?

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    See Ohhhh two says:

    Rubbish Steve.
    There is a trend.
    Snow always falls downwards, silently.
    Send me my PhD now.

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    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    And speaking of good bobbies, was at a friend’s house last night watching Hitchcock’s “Frenzy” over a bottle of wine. A real treat to see London as she was before the property “developers” and the enrichers fucked the place up completely!

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    Whiter than white says:

    I have to say that my dear lady-wife uses Persil rather than Ariel.

  227. 227
    JD Sports financial manager says:

    I think we’ll postpone this years stock take till ‘passions’ cool down a bit.

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    Chuka says:

    My heart goes out to Mark Duggans family.
    As far as the families of the five people who were murdered during the subsequent riots.
    No comment.

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    Hoss Cartwright says:

    I think that Mandleson probably made more money from the ‘help’ he gave to certain Russian gentlemen in their efforts to market their energy products in the UK and Europe.

    I find it incredible that the British public put up with the fact that such a liar and fraudster should be a member of the HoL. A perfect example of the moral vacuum that existed at the heart of Blair’s government.

    Hanging is too good for the despicable shit.

  230. 230
    Chuka Umunna and Uma Kumaran. Anglo Saxons not. says:

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    You are quite right on the issue of freedom of expression on the net.

    An interesting side note – and am not the grammar police – but – silencing expression, especially expression on a textual medium like this, is perhaps the wrong metaphor ?

    Am not trying to be pedantic, but to improve and qualify your important point, I would suggest that there are moves afoot to first stifle free expression, and then remove the ability to freely express oneself.

    Again – not pedantic, but if the pattern to be followed is understood more clearly, then the small changes become much more relevant when they happen.

    Internet filters / national firewalls fulfill both of these to a degree.

    Economic strategies, such as taxation based on where traffic crosses national frontiers, and bandwidth usage are effective.

    Have noticed also there have been a number of cases of sites being taken down after monthly bandwidth quotas exceeded. Look very much like a softer version of a denial of service attack, given the traffic they should be receiving.

    Restricting access to content stifles, people may find acceptable if done gradually.

    Closing down completely is removing the ability, will be accepted more after a period of restriction.

    Where this side steps the UN Article is that our individual right to freedom of expression has not been infringed, but the ability to exercise that right on electronic media such as the internet has been.

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    Scumbag Bennie Parasites R Us says:

    See you at the vigil bro

  233. 233
    David Cameron's gut says:

    Snow flurries in Surrey, means global warming and curry.

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    i don't n eed no doctor says:


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    Fuck the EU says:

    And the EU still have not been able to organize a free and fair election in Kosovo, despite their best efforts, mandate and bribes.

  236. 236
    The BBC speaks to the nation says:

    We’ll be there…

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    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    Cameron is all noise, and things he can’t handle, because he is not mature enough to deal with criticism, he suppresses, another example being Defra’s report into how all the Tory reforms are resulting in a mass increase in food banks, another issue being HS2.

    Cameron has shouted from the roof tops about the Tories building more social housing, yet not many, if any, have been built.

    Cameron needs to wake up and smell the coffee, he is a bully boy in a mans world, the public know he can’t handle problems, let alone issues, from getting rid of ministers who refuse to go, e.g. IDS, to the risk assessment report into the NHS alterations. Cameron should release this, the NHS risk assessment report and Defra’s report. The boy has not got the balls to do so, because he is frightened, incompetent and wrong.

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    Gormless Gordon says:

    Today i will be a vortex.

    Tried having a dump in my sock and throwing away but I forgot to remove the sock.

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    Hoss Cartwright says:

    The general consensus on the ranch is that the idiot Frog released the story of his own extracurricular shagging in a bid for popularity. The French tend to warm towards unfaithful politicians – they think them ‘a bit of a lad’.

    He must be desperate to divert attention from his omnishambolic screwups on everything he he has touched. More than a hint of the Gordoom Broon about him, says Little Joe.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Oh yes sirree mr id. They both love the EU.

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    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    It would not be beyond the bounds of possibility that Ken C, and perhaps Heseltine and a few others, could be pulling strings behind the scenes to try and keep the EU stuff on course.

    Someone orchestrated pleb gate at a high level, may have even been BHH himself, but who would have pushed BHH in that direction ? And then there is the obvious collusion of the Cabinet Office staff – ie. the civil service.

    That such a notion is bordering on real conspiracy lunacy destroys BHHs opportunity to just come clean, as he would likely wind up in a rubber room on the Savile ward at Broadmoor before you could say p’aedophile.

    The target for sure seems to be Monday Club and the Tory right. The dredging up of Elm Guest house is part of that. (Not that Elm should continue to be covered up, but the problem is the real Tory p’aedophiles wound up on the commission)

    The only real reason for this dates back to unfinished business from Howe’s knifing of Thatcher, which was motivated purely by her firm response to Europe.

    Ken C did do the dirty on that Ben Fellowes chap quietly didn’t he, but has kept well below the radar since. Odd.

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    Ian Smith says:

    Universal Credit will be delivered on time and on budget

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    Member of the European Empire says:

    {NEW DELHI: An Indian origin researcher Smitha Rao, working with her Taiwanese professor at the University of Arlington, Texas, may have found a solution to batteries dying out in cell phones. The duo has designed a tiny windmill hundreds of which can be embedded in a sleeve for a cell phone. By waving the cell phone in air or holding it up to an open window on a windy day, the array would generate enough electricity to recharge a cell phone’s battery.}

    Just drive round the block with you ‘phone taped to the car ariel OR tie one to every runner in a 100metres final.

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    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    “Where left wing”? To the left, I imagine!

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    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    You are so interesting.

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    Member of the European Empire says:

    Hope you celebrated Thatcher Day yesterday Mou.

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    There is no need to correct it for me as I have a reasonable grasp of English grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, vocabulary and style anyway. Always room for improvement and it is amusing how some people jump with glee when I make an error in these areas. No matter, I can always learn.

    Saw that glancing reference. I have some time for Radek Sikorsky and I have always had an affinity towards the Poles given their suffering at the hands of their immediate neighbours. I knew several at school. Like us they have their dumbfucks but they also have some seriously bright people.

    In respect of your last word, Stalin approved the Katyn Massacre which fact had been concealed for all those decades but revealed in the aftermath of the Tu-154 crash. Are you suggesting that this later incident was also of the same type?

  249. 249
    Blowing Whistles says:

    One of my MO’s over the past few years has been to expose and embarrass the msm into seeing what a crock of 5hitters they really are and all suborned under their contracts of employ to their media barons.

    As per my other MO’s – I do tend to cite my ‘inalienable rights’ to speak especially when the wigged wonders get involved. They (the legal fraternity for SC’s sake) do not like people speaking out about their trade body a ‘closed shop union/society’.

  250. 250
    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    Well I went for a shit and thought of her…

  251. 251
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Cameron is an EU controlled puppet (or muppet if you prefer) who is involved with a shady operation that keeps telling him all is good.

    He isn’t really a bully, but he is of weak character and no conviction.

    Labour though have no moral platform from which to argue their case at present, or a leader who could provide any better leadership than Cameron is allowed to, or could.

    On the audio for PMQ’s there was a bit towards the end where a reasonable question was being asked.

    It started: ‘I do not wish to offend the Prime Minister…’

    The heckle, which came through loud and clear:

    ‘Why not ?’

    That’s how the House regards him, and from what was said in the Lords yesterday, they do not hold him in that high a regard either.

    Europe clearly do not consider him serious as they see no risk in continuing to take liberties with the UKs good spirited approach towards its EU membership.

    Of the items you list above:

    i) Food Banks: Labour propaganda / EU sponsored BBC shit.
    ii) HS2: EU vanity project (also being rejected similar projects across Eurozone)
    iii) Defra: Problems with Flood Re (Europe related), and common purpose undermining of Environment Agency and Defra + poor Labour decisions to build on flood plains etc.
    iv) NHS : Labour screwed that up, it is getting better now, but is a flawed health care system that is in need of very broad reform.
    v) IDS: The only positive thing happening at the moment, but being propagandized very negatively by a hostile left wing press.

    Why Cameron does not encourage Chilcott to be released – that is a very good question.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    The Polish people and ‘their immediate neighbours’ you state SC. I know many Polish people and many of them know a damned sight more about history than your average UK dumbeddownclutz and of those who used and abused them beyond their immediate neighbours.

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    A fly on the wall says:

    I can thoroughly recommend the tour round the Indian computer systems of the wonderful Natwest. Oh goodness me yes…

    Then as somebody said, a very rude letter to HQ in London really does work wonders.

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    …wake up and smell the coffee

    Oh! Morning Moussa! Up early! :-)

  255. 255
    De Leprachauns says:

    Sokay, we got dem wid us.

  256. 256

    The job before didn’t suit him either:


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    A fly on the wall says:

    No need for a war. Just tear our copy of all the Eu treaties into little pieces and post them back to Brussels, along with a note to say they have had our last contribution.

    Oh, and PS fuckoff.

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Not questioning your MO at all – it is good as it raises awareness.

    Just a minor metaphor thing which I thought worth mentioning.

    There was lots of discussion on issue of net freedom of expression etc. last year. US is still essentially telling the UN: No.

    Those that prefer censorship will then seek to marginalize the US and wrest control of the net (essentially who has the core DNS / registration servers and backbone under their direct control).

    The pathetic thing about Europe is that it is actually trying to do this. The only reason it is not working is because with the disparate languages in Europe such a platform could not be set up.

    Ch!na, for example, can be regarded as a separate internet as a comparison, which is how they control things.

    A European controlled, or restricted internet, would destroy the value that it adds. Whilst that status quo exists it will remain free. As that status quo changes, that freedom will be priced out.

    I do not see the current status quo changing any time soon, as pay walls are proving at present. There is no political benefit to the government either in pushing this agenda, which stinks of the retarded mind set that is still alive in the Eastern bloc European countries that are infecting the UK at present.

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    Optional choice says:

    Mousey is Gordo buying his own Nokia’s to throw at people or is he buying them on his expenses, now that’s one person that should have never been a MP or a PM.

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    A fly on the wall says:

    YES!! But preferably built in Asia, Africa and eastern Europe. Then they can all go back where they came from. Now that just might be a useful use of the aid budget.

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    A fly on the wall says:

    Now you know why Milipede D and Brown have disappeared into the night. They would be in great danger of being strung up for their treachery if either of them were ever caught out alone.

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    Don’t disagree with what you say here at all – but what about my question to you?


    I have an open mind on it, perhaps with the tendency against it being set up by the Ruskies. I tend to think that think Putin was/is too smart for that even though there are many ways in which I disapprove of his power grab. As he gets older, he stands to become more corrupted by the huge amount of power he brings to bear in his region. He also wants to regain world power for Russia.

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    Pizza in our time says:

    Police estimate the crownds for Bleesed Marks vigil around 300,286 of them fuckwits for the Socialist Workers Party how ironic,Duggan never did a days work in his life.

  264. 264
    kmc says:

    “May T has an enemy in Clarke K”


  265. 265
    Pizza in our time says:

    Cat dont get entangled with Moussa,Geddit.

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    LEST WE FORGET says:



  267. 267
    Psyche the Dog says:

    I think you are more like a black hole Gord

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    The BBC are cunts says:

    We estimate the crowd size to be over 3,000,000

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    retardEd Miliband says:

    There’th nothing wrong with that, thir! I’ve never done a day’th work in my life, not in a weal job, anyway, but it didn’t thtop me becoming leader of the Labour Party, and living in a £2million houthe paid for with other people’th money.

    Oh yeth, not doing a weal job ith thomething I wecommend to anyone.

    P-ETH: cotht of living cwithith.

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    Bantustan Brit says:

    I know some of you are worried about immigration

    I am worried about the serious overpopulation in the UK already


    This has nothing to do with r a c i s m aetc nd everything to do with survival in a world where competition for food resources, in particular, is increasing and we are increasingly unable to influence events outside of Europe (or even inside Europe!)

    PS We have run out of gunboats and there are now more admirals in the Royal Navy than ships FFS

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    retardEd Miliband says:

    That wath to weduthe gweenhouthe gath emithionth.

    Gween Taxeth may incweathe pwiceth, thertainly, but that ith an entirely thepawate itthue to cotht of living cwithith.

    P-ETH: cotht of living cwithith.

  273. 273
    Mr Mainwaring says:

    Don’t Panic !

    Just vote Tory !

    Hear ! Hear !

  274. 274
    Pizza in our time says:

    Overland to Syria,BBC news channel,following British Sunnis bringing aid to their brothers and sisters in Syria,well Sunni brothers and sisters,they are saying Syria feels like home,well fuck off back simple.

  275. 275
    retardEd Miliband says:

    Wathn’t it Corporal Joneth who uthed to thay, “Don’t Panic!”?

    I weally enjoy that progwamme, but – like my father – I wish the Germanth had won.

  276. 276
    Wotta Tossa Skid Mark 3 says:

    Looks like you flushed away the wrong bit.

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    Psyche the Dog says:

    Don’t be a silly boy, I do not work for The Guardian, what gives you that impression sweetie, I read some of the on line version, I cannot spend all day on the computer as a lot of posters on here do, it is good sometimes to read articles a bit different to what Murdoch’s crew turn out, even Fawkes or his minions read the Guardian, now go away and play with yoyr toys.

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    Eric Hobsbawn, evil intellectual fraud says:

    Hello Eddy

    I left even more in my will than your Dad

    We were not Communist mlates for nothing


    Keep up the good work

    Nothing like our obscene brand of hypocrisy

    PS Glad to see your brother David has emigrated to New York…More cash there and it sounds good working for a “charity”

  279. 279
    Soylent Green says:

    This is a very good argument for importing better quality meat from the EU, and a powerful one against importing from R’omania and B’ulgaria.

  280. 280
    Bloomers says:

    Ukippers were all formerly in the Home Guard

  281. 281
    Korben Dallas says:

    Anyone mind if I try to negotiate ?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Your question SC was of the recent incident / plane crash. To be honest there are still too many unanswered questions surrounding that crash and the aftermath. From what is out there about the crash; I cannot ‘discard’ that there may well have been some other motives – it just all seemed rather convenient.

  283. 283
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    Please ignore this kind of evidence nonsense. The science is settled.

  284. 284
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Or D’ouglas A’dams.

    Reading above, it would seem that Miliways has probably gone out of business now.

  285. 285
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Oh well, they may decide to charge even more for our electricity, they are all government owned and they (the french government) need the money

  286. 286
    Ralph Miliband says:

    I ** hic ** didn’t kill no kitten offisher ** ring ring **… love Britain, honest ! ** hic **

  287. 287
    Blowing Whistles says:

    CO5 last week new laws were slowly and creepily introduced (imposed without consent I might add) about people being criminalised if they were reported to be ‘annoying’ others. The imposition of ‘annoying’ laws is tantamount to a Dictator state order on censorship – wherein anyone daring to question the Executive can be locked down. These types of laws can and have are routinely abused – they can mean all things to all men as and when it suits their purpose – especially to silence lawful dissent.

    Unelected executives – are bad for everyones health and wellbeing; and the money in your pocket.

  288. 288
    I Sax says:

    Only Gordon could have picked that nose.

  289. 289
    C.O.Jones says:

    If we imported from R’omania and B’ulgaria we would ruin their transport system.

  290. 290
    Psyche the Dog says:

    You cann’t trust the bastards, I think that is the expression you are looking for!

  291. 291
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    I did notice that.

    It would perhaps be good for people to just start filing complaints against anyone they do not like and see that particular flawed system collapse.

    Something needs to be done about anti-social behavior: Banning the left is a very good start.

  292. 292
    Blowing Whistles says:

    The issue of the Elm Guest house and the Monday club is that it is a tory thing – however there is an equally dirty club on the Labour side (if I include the lib dems’ Cyril here as well)

    Both sides are of a want to conceal all of their wrongdoings to hide their ‘collective’ activities.

    Vaz is caught in the thick of it all and timeline wise as well – his early days as a lowly legal in local council politics means that he was ‘privvy’ to info – which has been conceald from the public. Is it any wonder he and Hodge the elevated to Childrens Minister by Blair are both now strtegically placed at the head of various committeees? Butler Sloss was the head of the family courts yet her husband was variously linked with kiddy fiddling also.

  293. 293
    David Cameron's gut says:

    Evidence shows it’s cooling, proves it’s global warming.

  294. 294
    'arder'arder says:


  295. 295
    does my nutcracker hurt. says:

    what did your wrist ever do to you?

  296. 296
    Psyche the Dog says:

    It’s just like Dave, he is getting near the number of porkies told by B’Liar but hopefully without the dire consequences of B’Liars lies

  297. 297
    Happy Shopper says:

    Ed, you really must stop shopping in Harrods. Fresh figs were 20p each in my local shop jwhen they were in season last year

  298. 298
    Rip Van Winkle says:


  299. 299
    Blowing Whistles says:

    I have the utmost respect for those who lost their lives during WW1 – but it would also be worth noting what happened behind the scenes over in Russia at the very same time.

    i.e. The 1917 orchestrated (yes I did state that) russian revolution – where the bolsheviks took control.

    By all means address the WW1 issues but please do not become so blinded as to what was going on behind and where Communist Russia came into being.

  300. 300
    Psyche the Dog says:

    They are just chasing votes

  301. 301
    Andy Burnham says:

    Shame it’ll also be DoA – nothing left for me to work on.

  302. 302
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    Vaz was in Richmond at the time, but his involvement could just be counter-smear operations (to coin a phrase). Saying that, he very likely does know what skeletons are in the closet.

    The Labour involvement in all this mess is much more pronounced, particularly at the local government level and within the social services themselves.

    What is glossed over is that the majority of p’aedophiles who are involved in the care home abuse were not card carrying Conservatives, but were card carrying Labour voters.

    McSweeney and Stingemore for example: Hardly true blue Conservatives (appear to be Labour supporters) abusing and supplying children to Elm. Ok, buyer beware, but the supplier and their motivations / politics should not be ignored.

    Then you have the likes of C’lifford…

  303. 303
    Lord Stansted says:

    the demo is a celibration of his drug deals.

  304. 304
    Psyche the Dog says:

    No, it’s the Bullingdon Club stirring things up

  305. 305
    Bojo, Mong of London says:

    He to in a job lot of ribbed Nick Clegg’s to prevent that.

  306. 306
    Lord Mandibum says:

    You stupid people. It’s the clever people in Parliament who work with the EU that matter. The Public simply do not understand the issues.

  307. 307
    adrp adrpp says:

    the spirit of the age says aeTn.

    athe aspirit aof athe aage asays aeten.

    aage ais anumber.

    anumbers aare awithout aintegrity.

  308. 308
    Diggin a hole for Duggan says:

    Ms Osamor, who works at Haringey Law Centre, in Tottenham, said: “I knew Mark Duggan when he was a little boy. So little has changed over the years.


  309. 309
    The consequence of small things says:

    No secret and well documented that Wilhemine Germany allowed Lenin to travel through Germany to Russia from Switzerland where he was living to foment trouble for Kerensky’s interim Government who were still ostensibly in favour of carrying on fighting Germany in the East

  310. 310
    Mandela Free Zone says:

  311. 311
    Blowing Whistles says:

    C’lifford dancing with the Blairs overseas ‘n all that.

  312. 312
    Well I never did !!! says:

    Which strangely enough is the exact number that Labour claim are using Food Banks…co-incidence or what ??

  313. 313
    Ponderosa Steak House. says:

    He’s taking the michael. That 5ft frog runt couln’t screw a whitworth.

  314. 314
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Another place to look for skeletons is the now defunct GLC. It was infested with the Kiddy fiddlers.

  315. 315
    Hey, Sugar Plum says:

    May you live long and suffer the fruits of your Socialist dystopia.


    Just do it some place else, though – Venus should suit you nicely.

  316. 316
    Blowing Whistles says:

    CO5 – The whole ASBO thing was a feefest for the legals – multiple repeat offenders and ‘repeat fees’ – money for old rope. All of it introduced by Blair and Straw – when they loosened the controls on the lawyers – allowed them to become businesses. Think ‘profit for the senior partners’ what a hoot eh?

  317. 317
    aaT says:

    gordon gawd aguire wrath of god.

  318. 318
    Mong Watch says:

    Stop building on green fields ?

    Best place to build, so long as they have good drainage and are not a flood plain.

    Building on Brown Field – can be ok – but the ground is usually poisoned. Better to turn it into recreational green field and put up warning signs not to spend too much time there.

    Your argument for natural water management in the UK is flawed as for a very long time now water has been a very intensively managed resource here. If it wasn’t managed so well it would not be possible to provide drinking water for the population which the UK currently supports.

  319. 319
    uKrip says:

    hats off

  320. 320
    FFS says:

    The astonishing and sad fact is that his own party LOVES what he is doing and can’t see anything wrong!

  321. 321
    william haig says:


  322. 322
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Agree with that aspect.

    Having had the unpleasant experience of Labour funded filth move in next door for a few years whilst Blair was in (and then mysteriously move away after the umpteenth police complaint (from every other resident on the street and some nearby including yours truly) and Labour being booted out), there was a problem there.

    It is almost as if Labour were creating social problems to boost fees for some, and provide cheap workers for local authorities in the form of community service orders.

    Now we know the police figures on this issue have been fiddled down, that explains why things were obviously bad, when they were trumpeting good. A bit like suicide statistics at that time.

  323. 323
    chuka says:

    hu me?


    chuka is a camel.
    he carries weight.
    goes on forever.
    he likes deniability.
    he reckons it is his brith right.
    all he wants us for stuff to be thrown at him.

  324. 324
    A UKIP'er says:

    I wasn’t – I was formerly in the Labour Party.

  325. 325
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

  326. 326
    the surprise says:

    arrgh is our ian.
    he is drawn to the pain int he bum.
    he is a rigger and rigormortasis is his other.

    he is a ar
    a baby who burps. he likes to be helped.

  327. 327
    Lord Stansted says:

    So long as it’s not Essex then I don’t care.

  328. 328
    retardEd Miliband says:

    My bwother hath gone to Amewica to avoid the cotht of living cwithith.

    He ith now head of Internatthional Wethcue, working from Twathey Island, and flying awound in Thunderbird Two or thomething.

    In many wayth, I am quite jealouthe.

  329. 329
    andy burnham says:

    wants any burning dune,
    andy is your man,
    he is an n.
    he likes to get stuck in at the end, he is partially sighted.

  330. 330
    Dozens = Hundreds?? says:

    Mark Duggan death: Dozens gather for Tottenham vigil

    About 200 people have gathered outside Tottenham Police Station to take part in a vigil for Mark Duggan.

  331. 331
    JH2303409329-3423 says:

    He’s probably being introduced to his victims at Sabra and Shatila about now.

    It might take a while.

  332. 332
    pick says:


    the pr man that is petermandel.
    he likes to pee in her and then have a drink.
    he just likes to pe he likes er and the man for all emergencies.

  333. 333
    Psyche the Dog says:

    What do you expect? They are Eireans!

  334. 334
    Sir Christopher Bantam says:

    Ua tumu lo’u va’a i pusi

  335. 335
    David Cameron and Labour's fatal mistake says:

    Si vis pacem, para bellum.

  336. 336
    A Christian says:


    Hundreds of thousands of Russian Orthodox priests and nuns killed by the Bolsheviks

    Followed by millions of ordinary Christians

    And we know where the Russian Revolution came from…

    One of the greatest crimes against humanity ever…

  337. 337
    FFS says:

    Whe I was 4 years old I got my first bicycle from the NAAFI. Never saw so many GreenShield stamps my whole life. Just sheets of them.

  338. 338
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:


  339. 339
    Red Ed's non-predator union bosses says:

  340. 340
    FFS says:

    I am finding it hard to believe that Julie Guyet was so desperate to get Hollande’s sausage inside her that he had to be delivered on a scooter.

    It’s frankly a bit bizarre. More likely she’s a lovechild.

  341. 341
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Is it rude to scratch your arse then shake a voters hand, or my wife as some call her?

  342. 342
    genghiz the kahn says:

    They have the courage of his convictions.

  343. 343
    RED LEN says:

  344. 344
    JH2303409329-3423 says:

    No love, you care more about your fucking mobile phone than some old bloke thousands of miles away.

    You are just parroting what you think you should say in order to impress your fellow socialist cult members.

    Your psychology is on the same continuum as the heaven’s gate cult, except you are unfortunately more likely to kill others than yourself.

  345. 345
    FFS says:

    Take Oxford then. Or Cambridge.

  346. 346
    Jeffrey says:

    Because Cameron is Blair’s puppet

    Just look at who is blocking Chilcott

    Our old friend the Cabinet Secretary Heywood formarly Blair’s Private Secretary


    Cameron is in Blair’s pocket because he wants to make tens of millions influence peddling with gangsters like Blair has successfully done


    Cameron is just a revolving door like Blair (JP MOrgan) , Heywood (Ex Morgan Stanley) and Mandelson (Lizards)

    They are a bunch of obscene criminals and frauds covering up for each other

  347. 347
    Er says:

    “Crackdown on ‘rogue pedlars’ in Manchester city centre”


  348. 348
    Jeffrey says:

    Because Cameron is Blair’s puppet

    Just look at who is blocking Chilcott

    Our old friend the Cabinet Secretary Heywood formarly Blair’s Private Secretary


    Cameron is in Blair’s pocket because he wants to make tens of millions influence peddling with gangsters like Blair has successfully done

    Cameron is just a revolving door like Blair (JP M o rgan) , Heywood (Ex Mo rgan Sta nley) and Mandelson (Lizard s)

    They are a bunch of obscene criminals and frauds covering up for each other

  349. 349
    FFS says:

    Rubbish. You are no engineer are you? Google images “flood defences” and you will see no end of workable solutions.

    It’s time people that live in areas prone to flooding (and it is always the same places) actually dished up the cash to save their homes from the floods. Their insurance premiums would drop like a stone.

  350. 350
    Squeaker Bercow says:

    No,that’s most acceptable and by the way, I’ve just got my cock trapped in my trouser zip.

  351. 351
    FFS says:

    Oh yeah! This could work. Lets find a big plot of land somewhere in East Europe that’s nice a cheap and create a “Little Britain” there where we can dump all the ethnics that seem so keen on coming here.

  352. 352
    Blessed Mark of Tottenham says:

    I would like to thank the dozens of supporters who turned ou today for my vigil especially those from the Socialist Workers Party,I like them never did a fucking days work in my life as my Auntie Carole say no justice no pizza!

  353. 353
    Ma­qbo­ul says:

    So well managed that we can’t control flooding.

    You don’t understand what Brownfield means.

  354. 354
    Read all about it says:

    Article in tomorrows Independent:

    If Owen Jones got a good hiding, would that shut the arrogant little shit up?

    Or would it only take a good smack in the mouth to do the job?

    In other pages: Is Ed Milliband a goofy mong?

  355. 355
    Warning...rebels without a cause on the streets says:

    The 1% out in force..again

  356. 356
    The BBC ...now past parody says:

    Addendum: Sorry for that typo…we meant to say 2,000,000

  357. 357
    Walmington-on-Sea Rock Emporium has vacancy for rock-sucker says:

    “You stupid Boy !”

  358. 358
    FFS says:

    If the Ukranians have any sense they will demand entrey to the EU and immediately get the begging bowl out since they would be the poorest member with a per capita GDP 5 times smaller than the UK.

  359. 359
    Hergé says:

    AND…as the saying goes…”They don’t like it up ‘em !”

  360. 360
    Hewson = says wot I think says:

    The BBC Sucks BBCs ‏@DHewson 8 Jan
    To the mainly white female lefties screaming murderer at the police, feel free to remember Mark #Duggan by buying crack off a black guy.
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  361. 361
    FFS says:

    Spot on. That’s exactly what I thought when I read it. Completly disengenuous. She needs much more practice before she can get to the level of an Owen Jones or a Polly Toynbee.

  362. 362
    Telly Printa says:

    Here are the football results

    Tottenham Hotspur 2 Crystal Palace NIL

  363. 363
    FFS says:

    You need a licence to keep a dog, so why not a licence to keep a baby? Is that what he meant?

  364. 364
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Guido Fawkes: “Ariel Sharon will forever act as an example for generations of soldiers & commanders to come”

  365. 365
    BBC says:

    Today we’ll mostly be completely ignoring the death of Ariel Sharon, we won’t be sending 150 jonos to the promised land to cover his memorial and we won’t be doing a two hour Ariel Sharon special or turning his death in to a political bandwagon.

    We are the BBC.

    PS. Remember to pay your TV tax on time or we’ll send the goons round.

  366. 366
    The Voice is not X-Factor says:

    No…..next !!!

  367. 367
    Ma­qbo­ul says:

    Yes, I have.

  368. 368
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    There is a Russ!an interest in Sevastopol, a lot of mobilized armor and history which trumps what would be considered lefty common sense.

    If Ukraine does not want to be wiped off the map, it will steer clear of the EU for now.

  369. 369
    Taxpayer says:

    + 1000

    Energy products and aluminium don’t forget

    But even the Eurocrats are ashamed of Madoff Mandelson and Moral Collapse Blair

    BTW Why is fraud Blair still Mideast envoy?

    Kerry is doing all the work and Blai is still being paid, has offices in Isr ael etc

    Or is the Quarter just paying him to screw Wndi at theeir expense?,

  370. 370
    Ma­qbo­ul says:

    This is a free market economy. If someone reduces the salary to below market levels then the worker will go elsewhere.

    Sheeeshhh !!

  371. 371
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Odious indeed.

  372. 372
    National Socialism is Socialism says:

    Good idea. G’ermany tried that a few years back.

    When it’s figured out what they did wrong then there may be a plan.

  373. 373
    BBC at the weekend is staffed mostly by interns and work-experience persons says:

    Bearing in mind that the bloke has been in a “vegetative state” since 2006 when he suffered a brain haemorrhage and was on life support you could argue that he wasn’t actually alive in the true sense of the word I am surprised at the way the BBC seemed to be caught on the hop this lunchtime when his “death” was announced and they seemed to have very little footage readily available……

  374. 374
    BBC: Baby Banging Corporation says:

    And up tonight a grovelling program on global warming and how it was responsible for rac!sm in the London police which cut short the life of an innocent east end gangster and sparked evil Tory riots and the rise of UKIP.

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    Yes. It was in 2010, so is now beginning to get old. The Russians have significantly changed their traditional approach here as a result of it, including their admission to the original massacre, so one can entertain the possibility that they are different from the Bolshevik times in more than one respect.

    Don’t know if you remember, but I do, the succession of leaders they had from the later Breshnev who died in office at the age of 75; Yuri Andropov, in office for little over a year until he died age 69, then Konstantin Chernenko, who lasted an even shorter time and died at the age of 73, then Andrei Gromyko who managed to last a whole three years until he stepped down at the age of 78 and died a year later. All these men were chronically sick for much of the time they held the chief office in what was a failing world superpower.

    The farce of this situation even became apparent to the Politburo and they appointed Mikhail Gorbachev at the unheard of young age of 57 and he continued until the Soviet Union fell apart in 1991, All its other components, apart from Russia having succeeded. Margaret Thatcher famously said: I like Mr Gorbachev; we can do business together. Paradoxically he remains alive at the age of 82.

    So we have a different country, ruled by mostly younger leaders of a different vision, without the pressure and cost of bearing comparison to the USA all the time but still with a relatively slight obligation towards an ethical approach to its vast population. These have to cope with extremes of weather and life and actually seem to prefer a leader who is strong over one who is morally influenced.

    It makes a judgement call on that lost plane a difficult one. Under the old regime, deliberate Russian involvement could have been assured. Under the present regime, whilst it cannot be ruled out, it looks much less likely.

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    What's been really going on says:

    Then British workers would go to Ukraine to be employed where the cost of living is significantly less than in the UK, no ?

    Stop and look at that, and then consider what exactly you are working with when dealing with the East Euro and FRU filth.

    It is not a free market when the overriding consideration is not cost and quality, but cost and politics.

    Salaries have been cut in the UK also, thanks to Labour’s mismanagement of the economy which inflated them unreasonably in the first place.

    The jobs are still over seas.

    Projects are still going over budget and are being delivered substandard.

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    Mong Watch says:

    @FFS: People already do stump up the cash to manage this.

    It comes out of the tax which they pay to their local authorities, and to central government.

    In any case there is plenty of non-flood plain land to build on which is available, without incurring the additional cost of needing to build flood defence.

    Given that local authorities have also been p!ssing about with central government cuts – see bedroom tax fiasco – it is not beyond possibility that they are diverting funds into their pension pots at the expense of managing their waterways properly.

    @maqboul: Flooding is perfectly manageable when the government agencies are doing their jobs right.

    As Defra and the Environment Agency are more interested in not doing their jobs right, the problem exists. There is also an issue with insurance companies ongoing desiring premiums to go up. That is more for the local authority insurance, not private.

    The only reason why flooding is occurring is because basic waterways management has been suspended in some areas, and there has been increased building on flood plains.

    It might perhaps be illuminating to do a cross check of areas where flooding is occurring unusually now, who controls the local authority (party) and who is the MP. There could well be political motivations behind this to affect the voters in those areas in a certain way.

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    Today's News says:

    That is not very many. Barely enough to fill a plane from Romania.

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    The Socialist Workers Party says:

    Mark Duggan wasn’t a criminal. He was a brave fighter against capitalism, bankers and employment.

    He may not have known that, but he was. It’s all part of our re-branding exercise.

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    The Rogue Pedallers Association says:

    We demand the freedom to:

    Pedal backwards!
    Pedal with just one foot!
    Stand on our pedals!

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    I have a poultry problem in so far as I cannot read your banter, old boy. Not that I am any great expert, only speaking fifteen languages, mostly badly, I seem to detect there is something of the eastern Pacific about this. How many thousands of miles am I out?

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    Airy persiflage, dear boy!

    Airy persiflage.

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    Surely that is not correct the sign should read DIFFERENTLY ABLEB

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    Sinn Féin says:

    The copies were redacted, though. That’s the problem.

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    Sir Christopher Bantam says:

    Whakaaro ahau kia koutou taputapu hurihuri autō i roto i te hiahia o te whakahinuhinu i runga i ona ahunga.
    Kia tamata o tenei kē:
    Ko nga tāngata whenua i roto i korero mai ki ahau e rua 1892 me te tau 2011 i nekehia te whenua mo ratou,
    ahakoa kia ana ko te goulash oti me korero e korero ratou, e kore e mohio i.
    Ki te rite koe ki te whāwhā tetahi o aku hāmoha kitea ai koutou e pahū aku kōmata ki te ahuareka.

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    Ed retardband says:

    There ith a coth of living cwisis

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    Ms Beckett aged 17 3/4 says:

    When I read about this I cried. I want all vigils dead

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    Anonymous says:

    It was intentional. Still haven’t got this BBC thing. Cue over the ext few hours lots of Palestinians burning down their neighbourhoods

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    N Devver says:
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    Noël Thatisnotofsocialistsmaking says:

    Thanks for your various supportive comments, everyone.
    Just at the opening skirmish stage so far – we’ll have to see how it goes.

    Can’t help wondering how many other people have had the same sort of experience. Do let us know if you can.

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    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    Do we really give a flying F**k what this silly little girl thinks.

    She has shown her true leftie credentials by wanting to kill people who have done something she doesn’t like.

    If she thinks that living in the benefits street is ok she can always go and live there – thought not.

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    Ailurophile says:


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    Klaus Henchmann says:

    Commo – Nazi Euro – Filth Ken ‘Mosley’ Clarke.

    What do you expect.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    SC – don’t for one moment believe that Putin is some transformed ex KGB Commie. He ain’t – he is just wearing capitalist clothes and is an israeli firster.

    btw J’ews were forced to go and live in Israel – by Stalin and his real string-pullers. Many of them to repeat were forced to leave as part of a despicable plan.

    As for Sharon – he was a terrorist just like stern.

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    Sir Christopher Bantam says:

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    He was president of the FSS, FFS!

    That carries some serious baggage of which I am more than aware. I am not going to go down the other road for now.

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    N Devver says:
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    Bit late now isn't it? says:

    Say sorry.

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